Found November 01, 2012 on
Love My Bravos:
Four Braves were nominated for the Rawlings Gold Glove award this year - Freddie Freeman and our entire outfield. All the good Braves fans wanted Prado to win because we see his efforts every day and think he deserves all the awards in existence. And if you watched every game, you can't deny how many plays Freddie saved, whether or not he was officially statistically credited. (I was a little disappointed his highlight on the GG show didn't show him in one of his splits!)
Bourn and Heyward were amazing as well - Bourn so much so that he may have priced himself out of staying in Atlanta. (I hope not!) And Heyward has the potential to be the future face of the franchise. I sat in right field more often than anywhere else this year and while it was difficult to see the plays made against the fence, we cheered our hearts out regardless. More often than not, a great play was made and we cheered and chanted until JHey smiled or tipped his hat. As a fan, it was so much fun to see!
BEST OF MAXIM
Brian McCann, who grew up in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth, Ga., was always expected to replace Chipper Jones as the face of the Braves franchise. But Jones has retired, and it is no longer a given that McCann will be around long term himself. Although the Braves picked up McCann's $12 million option for 2013 rather than buy the catcher out for $500,000, no one really knows...
Jordan Schafer will be insurance in center and left field in 2013
The Atlanta Braves have re-acquired former outfielder, Jordan Schafer, via waivers from the Houston Astros. Schafer was originally drafted by the Braves in the third round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft.
Schafer was traded to the Astros for center fielder Michael Bourn, July 30, 2011, in a package that...
Alright, the hotstove is starting and it's just as expected.
According to CBS Sports' Danny Knobler, the Atlanta Braves are "intrigued" by Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton. Hamilton is suspected to go into free agency this offseason and the first fish seems to be biting. With Chipper Jones' retirement and Michael Bourn most likely to sign with another team...
Pascual Perez was known as I-285 Perez after getting lost on his way to Fulton County Stadium for a scheduled start
Former Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Pascual Perez was found murdered in his Dominican Republic home Wednesday night after a robbery attempt.
The 55-year old Perez, who was known in his Atlanta days as I-285 Perez after missing a start his first year in Atlanta due...
In 2012, Chipper Jones received an assortment of strange gifts from each opponent he played on his last trip around the league. In 2031, he will finally figure out what to do with them.
The Braves re-acquired outfielder Jordan Schafer on Thursday by claiming him off waivers from the Houston Astros.
Schafer, who hit 211 with 27 stolen bases in 106 games for the Astros last season, spent 6 1/2 years in the Braves' organization before getting dealt to Houston in July 2011.
He was part of the trade that brought center fielder and leadoff hitter Michael Bourn to...
I wake up this morning and for the second year in a row this demon creature is in my house. He looks ready. lockerz.com/s/257791712
— Kris Medlen (@KrisMedlen54) October 31, 2012
I love that this is becoming a thing. Allow me to paraphrase..."OK, he won Halloween last year. If he wins today, it's called two in a row. And if he wins again next year, it's called...
Seriously. NO PLAYERS DESERVE THIS AS MUCH AS MARTIN PRADO. I know fans only get 5% of the vote, but please vote your bottoms off!!
The major league baseball player known more for missing a start due to getting lost driving to the ballpark than anything he ever did was found dead in his Dominican Republic home.
Pascual Perez pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves among other teams in his 11-year Major League Baseball career and won 67 games.
But to many, he was known mostly...
J.J. Hardy thought he'd hit a home run, only to be robbed when Mike Trout made one of the most sensational grabs of the season.
On Tuesday night, Hardy caught a break.
The Baltimore shortstop won a Gold Glove, putting him among a group of nine players honored for the first time for their fielding excellence.
"It means a lot to me," Hardy said. "It's definitely...